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Alice Moulton Room (Second Floor), Gerstein Science Information Centre

9 King's College Circle

Toronto, ON M7A 1A5

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Calling U of T community: Join us in learning about sustainability and the fashion industry, plus get tips on how to design a more sustainable wardrobe!

It used to be that there were 2 cycles in the fashion calendar -- Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter, but now with fast fashion there can be as many as 50+ micro-seasons! That means new stuff going on racks for us to purchase every week.

Most of us can easily list off the 3Rs -- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -- as they’ve been part of school curriculum and common language for over 3 decades now, but our global fashion consumption problem is so off the charts, it’s time for a few more Rs -- Research, Repurpose, Repair & Rent!

The Sustainability Office at St. George, University of Toronto is hosting this workshop led by Sarah Peel, a slow fashion stylist & Program Director at Fashion Takes Action. You'll learn all about the life cycle of your pair of favourite jeans, dive into the 7Rs of Fashion, and learn why developing a personal style can be a powerful first step to a more sustainable wardrobe.

You are encouraged to bring a design or fashion magazine you don't mind cutting up, and one item from your wardrobe (garment, footwear or accessory) that is bound for the donation bin because of rips, stains, fit, boredom, style etc.

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A light vegan dinner will be provided.

All members of the public are welcome to register, however preference will be given to direct members of the U of T community should space be limited.

U of T It's Greener Here



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